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The end of anonymity. Cyprus transposes into Law the Fifth Anti-money laundering Directive. (Directive 2018/843)

Mar 16, 2021
Introduction The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) came into effect on the 10th January 2020 and serves to address new issues that have been exposed since the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering...

UK nationals living in Cyprus. Residence rights after Brexit

Jan 22, 2021
The Withdrawal Agreement The EU has reached an agreement with the UK on citizens’ rights, ahead of the UK leaving on the 29/03/2019. The implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, which...

Reminder about obligation to pay annual government levy for 2020.

Nov 30, 2020
This is a reminder to our clients that they need to pay the annual levy 2020 for their company up to 31 December 2020. Normally the annual levy is payable...

Sir Geoffrey Vos on Technology and the Law.

Nov 3, 2020
Does it make a difference to a judge when listening to oral argument live vis-à-vis via Zoom? Is the live legal submission by a lawyer more convincing to a judge?...

UK nationals living in Cyprus. What happens to your residence rights after Brexit?

Aug 31, 2020
This article is one of a number of articles we published on Brexit. For more on the matter click here.   The Withdrawal Agreement The EU has reached an agreement...

Registration of Yachts and other pleasure vessels in Cyprus.

Aug 25, 2020
Introduction. Cyprus’ geographic location is possibly one of the most strategically important locations in the world, as it lies at the gateway of Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East....

Opening a travel agency in Cyprus.

Aug 10, 2020
Cyprus is an ideal destination for EU citizens to open a licensed travel agency due to the favourable conditions, low license fee and low cost of living in general. The...

What are the taxes when buying property in Cyprus?

Jul 16, 2020
Cyprus has proved to be an increasingly popular destination by foreigners for the acquisition of real estate for a plethora of reasons. Especially, the continuing demand for property by foreigners...

What is an Anton Piller order?

May 23, 2020
An Anton Piller order, also known as a search order, is an order of a Court requiring one party (Respondent) to allow the other party (Applicant) to enter the Respondent’s...

Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) – Snapshot.

May 22, 2020
Regulation.  Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs) are regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), under the CIFs and Investments Firms Law.   The CIFs that offer the services that are listed in Appendix 1 must obtain...